I read an inspo quote the other day that said “I’m going to smile like nothing’s wrong, pretend like everything’s all right, act like it’s all ok… even though inside it really hurts’’.
It’s got to be the most ridiculous and dangerous quote I’ve ever read! While none of us can be an open book all the time, and our sadness or loneliness or pain cannot always be on public display, putting on a smile when we are crying inside doesn’t allow us to be our real selves.
Rather than superficial smiles and burying our pain so deeply we never get to deal with what is really going on inside, let’s be real with our mates, and heal shoulder to shoulder beside them.
As my mate Tim the dentist says, save the veneers for your teeth!